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Fabrice Tourre's Seduction Style: Self-Deprecating Fabulousness, Emoticons

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As you may remember, prior to his flogging on Capitol Hill, we were privy to Goldman Sachs employee Fabrice Touree's emails to lady-friend he was looking to bed. He did so by begging off the "fabulous" titles ("I'm not fabulous, you're fabulous") and laying it on embarrassingly thick with Marine Serras (with lines like "[My friend Mitch] would call me the fabulous Fab even though there is nothing fabulous about me, just kindness, altruism and deep love for some gorgeous and super smart French girl in London"). In its recently released "who to blame for the crisis" report, the FCIC thought it prudent to release a few more excerpts.

In a line that's been in the public domain for some time, Tourre went on to say he didn't fully understand the “monstrosities” he created and sold to investors. Then the previously unreleased portion resumed:

“Anyway, not feeling too guilty about this, the real purpose of my job is to make capital markets more efficient and ultimately provide the U.S. consumer with more efficient ways to leverage and finance himself,” Mr. Tourre wrote.

Then this: “So there is a humble, noble and ethical reason for my job ;) amazing how good I am in convincing myself!!!”

This is what your employers mean when they say don't put anything embarrassing in an email.

The further misadventures of Goldman’s ‘fabulous Fab’ [Crain's]